Undisclosed Deadly ‘Superbug’ Outbreak in Washington State Prompts Questions

January 29, 2015 — A deadly ‘superbug’ infected at least 30 patients at a hospital in Seattle, Washington, between 2012 and 2014, with 11 of them dying, according to two news reports published last week. This superbug is called carbapenem-resistant Read More …

THE SEATTLE TIMES: “Undisclosed superbug sickened dozens at Virginia Mason”

The Seattle Times: “Undisclosed superbug sickened dozens at Virginia Mason” (January 22, 2015) An outbreak of multidrug-resistant superbugs spread by contaminated endoscopes infected at least 35 patients at Virginia Mason Medical Center between 2012 and 2014. Neither the hospital nor Read More …

USA TODAY: “Deadly bacteria on medical scopes trigger infections”

The USA TODAY article that everyone in the field is talking about: “Deadly bacteria on medical scopes trigger infections” (By: Peter Eisler, 6:21 p.m. EST January 21, 2015) Important quotes from this article: “It’s fair to ask whether the FDA Read More …